Cosmopolitan, The Guardian Collude with the Clinton Campaign

October 1st, 2016 3:37 PM

Yes, Alicia Machado posed for Playboy. The pictures are everywhere.

Yes, there in fact is a sex tape of Machado out there from Spanish TV. As noted here at Breitbart by Joel Pollak:

In 2005, Machado appeared on The Farm, a Spanish-language version of the Big Brother program. She had sex with the host of the show, even though she was engaged to Major League Baseball player Bobby Abreu of the Philadelphia Phillies at the time. Abreu called off the wedding after the humiliating episode aired on TV. Machado wrote of her new lover, according to the Sun: “He treats me like a goddess, he f***s me like a b****!” In 2006, she became the first Miss Universe to pose nude for Playboy, appearing in Playboy Mexico.

There are a raft of other sex tapes floating around out there bearing her name which some are saying are actually not Machado at all but excerpts from a porn film featuring someone else. But that she posed for Playboy and did that Spanish reality TV sex tape there can be no doubt.

And yes, this is exactly the woman the media colluded with the Clinton campaign to present — in a presidential debate no less — as a symbol of Donald Trump’s “fat-shaming” and a startling if unsurprising development in a campaign in which the mainstream media is going out of its way to defeat Donald Trump.

Shortly after the debate, in a moment of rare honesty that quickly caught the attention of former Speaker Newt Gingrich, the Washington Post headlined: "Trump stumbles into Clinton’s trap by feuding with Latina beauty queen"

The story revealed the degree of collusion between various liberal media outlets and the Clinton campaign. Wrote reporter James Hohmann in part:

THE BIG IDEA: It might be Hillary Clinton’s most cunning move since the start of the general election. The Democratic nominee set a trap for Donald Trump in the final minutes of the first debate, and he walked right into it.

.…— Operatives in Brooklyn had been working with Machado since the summer. They had a video featuring her story ready to go. Cosmopolitan had a photo spread of her draped in an American flag – to go with a profile – in the can. Machado had also conducted an interview with The Guardian that was “apparently embargoed for post-debate release,” according to Vox. And the Clinton super PAC Priorities USA turned a digital ad to highlight the insults by early afternoon.

Taking note of this collusion, Gingrich said:

I think its fascinating to look at how the elite media bought — this is the new Benghazi lie — what Hillary tried to set up, and what they spend apparently months preparing was an ambush that was as false as Benghazi. It was as false as her claim she was under fire in Bosnia. It was as false as the lies she told about her emails.

Exactly. Imagine this. There is the Clinton campaign “working with Machado since the summer” for the exact moment in the debate in which Hillary would drop Machado’s name. And in setting it up they cued up Cosmopolitan to be ready to go with a photo spread of Machado draped in an American flag, then setting up The Guardian ahead of time with a Machado interview that was “apparently embargoed for post-debate release.” All Hillary had to do was stand on the debate stage and mention Machado’s name. 

She did — and the presses rolled. Here is the resulting Cosmopolitan photo and accompanying story.  And here is The Guardian story that appeared right on cue.

Tell the Truth 2016

Headlined Cosmo:

Former Miss Universe Alicia Machado Won't Be Defined by Donald Trump's Fat-Shaming; When Hillary Clinton called out her opponent's sexism at the first presidential debate, she highlighted a woman who had experienced it firsthand.

The story began:

In the final minutes of the first presidential debate, Hillary Clinton attacked Donald Trump’s sexism. "This is a man who has called women pigs, slobs, and dogs, and someone who has said pregnancy is an inconvenience to employers," Clinton said.

She then called attention to one woman in particular, who, next to Clinton herself, would emerge as the most famous following the debate. “And one of the worst things he said was about a woman in a beauty contest — he loves beauty contests, supporting them, and hanging around them — and he called this woman 'Miss Piggy.' Then he called her 'Miss Housekeeping,' because she was Latina.”

"Where did you find her, where did you find her?" Trump interrupted, but Clinton pressed on: "And she has a name, Alicia Machado, and she has become a U.S. citizen ... and you can bet she's going to vote this November." The audience, against the debate's house rules, burst into applause.

Machado quickly affirmed her support for Clinton on her Twitter feed.

The Guardian headline was this:

Alicia Machado, Miss Universe weight-shamed by Trump, speaks out for Clinton; Clinton made the former Miss Universe turned actor and activist a talking point of the first debate, criticizing Trump’s public comments about her weight

Their story began:

Alicia Machado became an American citizen just in time to vote against Donald Trump. It’s a vote that has been a long time coming.

In May 1996, the Venezuelan beauty queen was just 19 years old when she was crowned the winner of the Miss Universe pageant, which had recently been bought by the Manhattan business mogul. That year should have been one of sheer happiness and possibility for Machado, and for a moment it was. “I remember I hug my mom and I tell her, now our lives is going to be changed forever,” she told the Guardian in an interview in her adopted hometown of Los Angeles.

But when she put on weight soon after winning, Trump turned what should have been a golden year into the most traumatizing one of her life. It wasn’t just that Trump shamed her about about gaining weight, calling her things like “Miss Piggy” and “an eating machine”. It wasn’t even that he did so publicly. It was that he did it with the biggest audience he could find, in an attempt to sear her weight fluctuation into the public consciousness, forever changing how she would be remembered.

Then on Monday night, in a twist of cosmic justice, Trump – now the Republican nominee for president – was presented with a bigger audience for his comments about Machado’s weight than he ever could have imagined, or wanted.”

Nowhere in the Cosmo or Guardian stories was there even a hint that the two elite publications had been scheming behind the scenes to engineer this Trump set up.

Then….backfire. The Daily Mail investigated Machado’s past, as here

Out tumbled wild tales of a threat to kill a judge, “sex on a reality TV show”, a drug lord boy friend who fathered her child and an especially vivid Playboy photo shoot. None of which, curiously enough, made either the Cosmo or Guardian stories.

Let’s be blunt here. This isn’t journalism. These stories were an in-kind campaign contribution to the Clinton campaign by two of the better known publications on the planet, with the “reporters” scheming behind the scenes with Clinton staffers to set up Trump, everything keyed to Hillary mentioning Machado’s name in the debate.

The media biased against Donald Trump? Where would you ever get that idea?